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Hypoxia Inhalation Test (HIT) of Robson et al for Evaluating a Patient with Chronic Lung Disease Prior to Air Travel

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Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

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The oxygen concentration in a pressurized airplane is less than at sea level. The Hypoxia Inhalation Test (HIT) is used to determine if a patient with chronic lung disease can tolerate the level of hypoxia likely to be encountered. The authors are from Western General Hospital in Edinburgh.

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